First responders were able to secure the car before it slid further down the steep slope. (Adam Russell/CBC)

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A woman was rescued Monday afternoon thanks to the fast action of first responders after a crash on Route 8 north of Fredericton that left her trapped inside her vehicle as it dangled over a steep embankment. 

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m.

Part of Route 8 was shut down while fire and police crews worked to get the woman out of the car and back up to safety.

Nashwaak Valley Fire Chief  Adam Russell said crews had to use chains to prevent the car from going over.

“The crews went in and secured the vehicle first, so it wasn't going to slid down the hill any further. Then they went down and got her onto a backboard and brought her up,” he said. 

Paramedics treated the woman at the scene, she didn't suffer any serious injuries. There was not word on the extent of her injuries.